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Karinala 11-25-2012 11:23 AM

Reunion story
I KNOW you all will find this fun and interesting---I posted last week about reaching my goal and flying down to Texas for my mom's 80th birthday party surprise. My parents have not seen me since I started JUDDD last January 12th, and although they knew I had lost weight they obviously had not clearly pictured what changes had occurred! A friend picked me up at the airport and delivered me to my sister's door, which was answered by my brother in law and my father. My dad just stood on the sidelines, not reacting at all to seeing me. He said hello to my friend and a few words, then turned to me, put out his hand and introduced himself to me. He did not recognize me at all!!! I think I sort of hesitated and then said, "Dad?"..He sort of went pale, then got all teared up and said my name. I know I look different, but everyone says it is so dramatic and this absolutely proved it. He told me my silhouette is so totally changed that it never even occurred to him that it was me. My mom came home about 15 minutes later and her mouth literally dropped open in shock. (I was not expected at this reunion at all, plus my size change) The day and a half I had for my visit was amazing and so memorable all around. I am glad to be back home but wow, what memories I have of this time!

wanttolose70 11-25-2012 11:28 AM

congratulations that's sucha beautiful story! thank you for sharing! :hugs:

LoCarbGal 11-25-2012 11:33 AM

That is so beautiful, Karinala! I have actual tears in my eyes. I'm so glad you were able to make it back for that special occasion, and that it was so much fun.

sunday 11-25-2012 01:30 PM

Love to hear this story Karina! Absolutely the best flattery, is to have loved ones praise! :love: :high5:

gotsomeold 11-25-2012 01:35 PM


Your hard work and dedication could ask no better reward.

Librarygirl 11-25-2012 01:50 PM

Awesome!!! Congrats on your weight loss, AND the flattery...expect more of the same! :) :)

Luv2Eat 11-25-2012 03:12 PM


Carly 11-25-2012 03:12 PM

That's wonderful. I am so happy for you!

vilanteira 11-25-2012 04:13 PM

Thanks for sharing such an inspirational and awesome story with us! I'm so glad you had a wonderful and memorable reunion! :clap:

gello5440 11-25-2012 05:09 PM

Beautiful story and beautiful you! Congratulations.

gotitnow 11-25-2012 05:13 PM

Karinala....just love, love, loved this story! Would be hard to beat that!! You must feel so proud. I am thrilled for you!:hugs: :jumpjoy::jumpjoy: It's so special when family embraces our successes!:heart:


Psmileyf 11-25-2012 05:19 PM

What a wonderful story. Actual tear in my eye!

Whitlin' 11-25-2012 05:37 PM

That is lovely Karinala. Sounds like you have very kind parents who really love getting to see you. What a blessing. You have been so successful in reaching your goals. Well done!

SICCHI 11-25-2012 06:33 PM

That is so beautiful, and so are you! Well done! :clap:

Flutter 11-25-2012 06:44 PM

How absolutely precious! :heart: Congratulations to you! I am so tickled you've done so well and it must have been so special to be with your folks (and see those reactions!!!) this week. I bet you FELT amazing, too! Yay!!!

CurlyGirly 11-25-2012 07:15 PM

Wow! What an awesome story!!

stephdray 11-25-2012 09:56 PM

Wow, that's amazing! Awww!

C'Marie 11-26-2012 01:06 AM

That was very fun to read and I'll bet it was WAY fun to experience! Thanks for sharing!

Kissa 11-26-2012 06:56 AM

Sounds like you almost did for your father there! What a wonderful thing you have done for yourself and your family. Brilliant post.

KeirasMom 11-26-2012 08:48 AM

That's amazing. How wonderful that must have felt, if a bit confusing. :clap:

b_lou_who 11-26-2012 08:58 AM

What a fantastic experience!

HomeWorkerMT 11-26-2012 09:44 AM

Wow! What a shock for your parents! LOL! Glad they are obviously in good health! :hyst: Congratulations on a wonderful change for you and a wonderful visit with your family!


DD80 11-26-2012 10:09 AM

Isn't it weird when your parents don't recognize you? :laugh: I had that happen once and it was funny.

:congrats: to you! What a great story!

zipp2play 11-26-2012 11:39 AM

awesome story and an amazing accomplishment! So glad you were able to go home!

Zib 11-26-2012 03:07 PM

What an unexpected experience! And so gratifying for you. It was just wonderful to read about this; I can't imagine how moving it was to experience it.

Erika1962 11-26-2012 04:13 PM

That's just beautiful:cry:

Debrat3 11-26-2012 10:13 PM

You deserve all the praise you got for you hard work. Congrats!

theredhead 11-26-2012 10:19 PM

That's a fabulous story! What great affirmation that you're doing so well!

Shari4 11-26-2012 11:43 PM

How wonderful!! I'm so happy for you! :hugs:

sungoddess 11-27-2012 08:28 AM


Your wonderful touching story has given me further inspiration to carry on. I can't imagine the feelings that were going on. Pure joy, I imagine. Congratulations on your hard work and dedication. :jumpjoy:

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